Tiger Woods Wins 2008 US Open

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It what was one of the greatest US Open playoffs in history, Tiger Woods wins the 2008 US Open, though it went right down to the wire.

Tiger Woods has more career major wins and career PGA Tour wins than any other active golfer. This was his 14th Major win.

The 2008 US Open playoff went into sudden death beyond the 18th hole following a clutch birdie by Woods. It was just the third time since instituted in 1954 that sudden death took place.

Woods had an advantage in the 19th hole after he hit within the fairway zone. Rocco Mediate went left in the bunker.

There were fears coming into the US Open playoff. Tiger overcame knee surgery to win the 2008 US Open.

Torrey Pines has played about 7,500 yards this week, meaning Woods has walked more than 40,000 yards during rounds and practice (despite playing only nine holes at a time). That's about 24 miles. The effects of walking the course several days in a row cannot be underestimated.

Woods paid even odds going into the US Open and 3 to 1 coming into Friday when he was down. Woods was -300 plus coming into the Playoff Monday morning.